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Road traffic accidents involving a bus or coach

Bus or coach statistics

In the financial year 2011/12 there were over 5 billion bus passenger journeys in Great Britain, slightly more than the previous year. The vast majority of these journeys were without incident or injury and it is considered a relatively safe way to travel. Drivers of passenger carrying vehicles are required by law to undergo tough training programmes and achieve a qualification.

Unfortunately however, accidents do sometimes happen and when they do, passengers, pedestrians and other road users can be injured, sometimes fatally.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a bus or coach, you may be able to claim road accident compensation. Contact Clear Answers on 0800 783 9019 if you think you may have a valid personal injury compensation claim.

Whiplash compensation claim for bus driver in road accident

Our client in this road traffic accident was a bus driver. At the time of the accident, he was on duty and his vehicle was stationary as he allowed passengers to board the bus. Without warning, the defendant's vehicle hit the rear of the bus with force, giving our client no chance to brace himself for the impact..
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Please select one of the links below to read more about accidents involving buses or coaches, and to see whether Clear Answers can help you make a claim for road accident compensation.

Injuries in road traffic accidents involving buses or coaches

In 2011 there were over 70,000 Licensed buses and coaches on UK roads. There were over 7,000 reported accidents involving a bus or coach which led to 71 fatalities and over 800 serious injuries.

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Causes of injury to passengers on a bus or coach

Passengers should take whatever steps they can to minimise the risk of an accident or the severity of an injury should an accident happen. Taking some simple steps may help you avoid or reduce an injury.

There are some things you can't influence - other than by choosing not to travel if you are concerned:

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Other road accidents involving a bus or coach

You may be involved in an accident with a bus or coach other than as a passenger. The bigger the bus or coach the greater the potential for more serious injury especially to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians or cyclists, and particularly if they are children.

Poor visibility can often be a factor, especially during the winter months when mornings and evenings are darker. Always try to wear or carry something bright to make sure you can be seen by other road users.

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Making a claim for road accident compensation

Have you or a member of your family suffered as a result of a road accident? For more information about our service or for advice about whether our specialist road accident compensation lawyers can assist you with a compensation claim contact us today on 0800 783 9019. Or complete one of our online accident compensation claim forms and one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim, or our gathering information and evidence section for details on what to do if you are involved in an accident.

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